From hotels to hospitals to universities, enterprises everywhere can relate to the longstanding problem of poor in-building public cellular service coverage. Meanwhile, they want to simplify their infrastructure. But with separate public and private wireless deployments, they’ve been moving in the wrong direction.

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Celona bids to unify indoor private and public wireless with neutral host service

5G cellular technology has come into the spotlight in recent years, revolutionizing how businesses operate and creating new opportunities for innovation, and Amazon Web Services Inc. has stepped up to the challenge.

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DDR.Live taps AWS Private 5G to catch Lightning in a Bottle

MWC, the former Mobile World Congress, doesn’t get going until next week, but there has already been some interesting news in the red-hot topic of private cellular.

Late Thursday night, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. announced it’s acquiring the private cellular network provider Athonet for an undisclosed amount. The Vicenza, Italy-based company was founded in 2005 and offers a Citizens Broadband Radio Service-based mobile packet core, SIM cards and radios to set up and deploy a private cellular network quickly and easily.

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HPE acquires Athonet for private wireless network capabilities